Tag: phenomena

May 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Stripped by Lightning

Picture of the Day: Stripped by Lightning

STRIPPED BY LIGHTNING Photograph by Fidget08 on Reddit In this incredible sighting, we see a tree completely stripped of its bark after being struck by lightning. The photograph was taken by Redditor Fidget08 who says he noticed the tree on his way to work this morning. The photo was submitted a mere…

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May 7, 2013

50 Faces in Everyday Objects

50 Faces in Everyday Objects

Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, “hey that kind of looks like a face!”? It’s actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in…

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Apr 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

Picture of the Day: Glacial Waterfalls

GLACIAL WATERFALLS Photograph by KEENPRESS Photography | keenpress.com In this jaw-dropping photograph we see glacial waterfalls cascading into the sea. The photo was taken on or near Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in Norway. Svalbard represents the northernmost part of Norway, located about midway between…

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Apr 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

Picture of the Day: The Black Iceberg

THE BLACK ICEBERG Photograph via Rundboll on Reddit In this rare sighting we see a black iceberg. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia: Most icebergs are white except along freshly calved ice cliffs, which tend to appear blue. Others may appear green, brown or black, or combinations of these colours. These icebergs have…

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Mar 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Horizon Rainbow in Paris

Picture of the Day: A Horizon Rainbow in Paris

A Horizon Rainbow in Paris Photograph by Bertrand Kulik Have you ever seen a horizon rainbow before? This fascinating phenomenon was recently captured by photographer Bertrand Kulik in Paris, France. According to Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD): “What is pictured above is actually just…

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Mar 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

Picture of the Day: Kamchatka Ice Cave, Russia

KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA Photograph by Marc Szeglat @ vulkane.net In the incredible photo by Marc Szeglat (taken Sept. 12, 2012), we see a surreal-looking ice cave on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. It was formed by a stream flowing from the hot springs associated with the Mutnovsky Volcano. This stream flows…

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Mar 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Tsunami Cloud

Picture of the Day: The Tsunami Cloud

THE TSUNAMI CLOUD Photograph by GARY BRINK (photofrenzy2000 on Flickr) This incredible photograph was taken by Gary Brink (1/800, ƒ/9, ISO 200, 135 mm) on May 29, 2011, at the Holland State Park in Michigan, USA. The incredible cloud formation formed on Lake Michigan just off the beach. In his Flickr description,…

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